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Exercise 5 Using the Verb "To be" Choose the correct form of the verb "To be" in past tense.

Example: You / We / They (be) were sick yesterday. Example: I / He / She / It (be) was sick yesterday.

1) I (be) ________ tired yesterday. A. was B. were

3) We (be) ________ sad yesterday. A. was B. were

5) He (be) ________ angry yesterday. A. was B. were

2) You (be) ________ happy yesterday. A. was B. were

4) They (be) ________ busy yesterday. A. was B. were

6) She (be) ________ sleepy yesterday. A. was B. were

7) It (be) ________ cold yesterday. A. was B. were

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Exercise 6 Using the Verb "To be" Choose the correct form of the verb "To be" in past tense.

Example: You / We / They (be) were sick last night. Example: I / He / She / It (be) was sick last night.

1) I (be) ________ tired last night. A. was B. were

3) Richard and I (be) ________ excited last night. A. was B. were

5) Julian (be) ________ angry yesterday. A. was B. were

7) The movie (be) ________ scary. I don't want to watch it again. A. was B. were

9) Jonathan (be) ________ hungry. So, he ate a sandwich. A. was B. were

2) You (be) ________ happy last night. A. was B. were

4) Javier and Roberto (be) ________ lazy last night. A. was B. were

6) Rachel (be) ________ sleepy yesterday. A. was B. were

8) Ko, Teddy, and Peter (be) ________ tired after the long drive. A. was B. were

10) My mom (be) ________ helping the teacher at school yesterday. A. was B. were

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Exercise 7 Using the Verb "To be" Choose the correct form of the verb "To be" in past tense.

Example: My dog (be) was sick last night. (positive) Example: Carlos (be, not) was not at work yesterday. (negative)

1) The party (be) ________ fun last weekend.

2) They (be) ________ watching a movie when Ernesto called. They (be, not) ____ ____ watching TV.

3) Jessie (be) ________ tired. So, he went to sleep.

4) When she was a little girl, Margo (be) ________ very good at tennis. She practiced every day.

5) My friends and I (be) ________ studying English last night.

6) Kendra (be) ________ a nice girl with dark hair and brown eyes. We (be) ________ good friends before she moved away.

7) The movie (be) ________ really boring. It (be, not) ____ ____ entertaining. We stopped watching it before it was over.

8) After playing outside, my dog (be) ________ very dirty. She came into the house and ran into my room. It (be) ________ such a mess!

9) I (be, not) ____ ____ eating a sandwich when you called. I (be) ________ eating a salad.

10) The students (be, not) ____ ____ ready to take the test. They needed to study more.

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Exercise 8 Using the Verb "To be" Choose the correct form of the verb "To be" in past tense.

Example: My dog (be) was sick last night. (positive) Example: Carlos (be, not) was not at work yesterday. (negative)

1) Teddy (be) ________ driving home when I saw him.

2) Mack, Jenny, and Javier (be) ________ walking their dog when I saw them last Saturday.

3) Who (be) ________ sleeping in my bed? It (be, not) ____ ____ James. It (be, not) ____ ____ Julio. Oh, I know! It (be) ________ Roger!

4) I (be) ________ going to the grocery store when you called.

5) At 7:00 we (be) ________ eating dinner and watching T.V.

6) When he was a kid, Ivan (be, not) ________ very social. He did not spend time with his friends. He spent a lot of time alone. He (be) ________ always reading a book or listening to music in his room.

7) When I (be) ________ in the ninth grade, I (be) ________ five feet tall.

8) Lola (be) ________ a very nice girl. She helped her parents, did her homework, and even took care of her little brother. Her family (be) ________ also nice. It is a shame they had to move away.

9) The cat (be) ________ faster than the mouse. So, the cat caught the mouse. Unlucky mouse!

10) The weather (be) ________ too hot. So, we decided not to go to the beach after all.

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Exercise 9 Using the Verb "To be" Choose the correct form of the verb "To be" in present tense or past tense.

Example: My dog (be) is sick today. (present tense) Example: My dog (be) was sick last night. (past tense)

1) The clouds moved away, and the sun shone through. The sky was full of pretty colors. It (be) ________ beautiful. 2) Arturo and Ryo (be) ________ at the party last night. 3) (be) ________ anyone going to the pool later? 4) The old house (be) ________ built in 1967. 5) Christopher, where (be) ________ you last night? I (be) ________ looking all over for you.

6) Yesterday (be) ________ the best day of my life! 7) I (be) ________ ready to go. When (be) ________ we leaving? 8) Who (be) ________ at the pool yesterday? 9) It I (be) ________ very tired. I (be) ________ tired yesterday too. I think I (be) ________ getting sick.

10) I (be) ________ driving to the office this morning when I noticed that I was getting low on gas. So, I stopped to get more. A kind man filled the tank for me. He (be) ________ very nice.

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Exercise 10 Using the Verb "To be" Choose the correct form of the verb "To be" in present tense or past tense.

Example: My dog (be) is sick. (present tense) Example: My dog (be) was sick last night. (past tense) 1) Sarah (be) ________ at the party last night. Li-Ning and Akmoud (be) ________ there too.

2) Avery (be) ________ my best friend. She and I (be) ________ in the same class.

3) Mallika and I (be) ________ at Jenny's house yesterday. Now, we (be) ________ at Mellissa's house.

4) Johan and I (be) ________ in the mountains. We (be) ________ on a camping trip together. I hope we don't see a bear!

5) When she (be) ________ young, Nisha (be) ________ interested in science. However, she (be, not) _____ _____ interested in science anymore. Now, she (be) ________ interested in math.

6) Tennis (be) ________ my favorite sport when I was in high school. Now my favorite sport (be) ________ soccer.

7) My family and I (to be) ________ swimming in the pool when it began to thunder. The lifeguard told us we had to get out. I (be) ________ upset, but I knew he was right.

8) Lenny (be) ________ at the football game last night. He (be) ________ cheering for his favorite team. After the game, he came back home and went to sleep. I think he (be) ________ still sleeping now. Shhhh... don't wake him up!

9) It rained all day yesterday. I (be) 10) Before, Yoko and Kobi (be) ________ sad because I could not ________ enemies. Now they (be) go outside. However, today it (be) ________ best friends. ________ sunny. And I (be) ________ happy because I can go outside!

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Review 2 Using the Verb "To be" Complete the story using the correct form of the verb "to be" in present tense or past tense.

“I ________(1) going outside,” said Jerry. “Wait!” said Jerry’s mom. Don’t forget to wear your jacket. It ________(2) cold out there. “But mom,” said Jerry. “I don’t want to wear it. I will be fine without it. Besides, it _____ _____ (3) that cold today.” Jerry opened the door. The wind ________(4) blowing and the trees ________(5) shaking. Leaves ________(6) to the ground. He shivered a little and stood behind the door. “Jerry!” shouted Jerry’s mom. “You close that door and get your coat young man.” “But mom!” said Jerry. “But what?” said Jerry’s mom. I don’t understand why you don’t want to wear your new coat. ________(7) there something wrong with it? Jerry’s face turned red. “No!” he said. “Nothing’s wrong with it!” Then he covered his mouth with his hand. “Well then…” said Jerry’s mom. “Why don’t you want to wear it?” “Well, mom,” said Jerry. “I kind of…well…gave it away.” “You what?” said Jerry’s mom. “You gave it away?” “Yeah. But don’t worry. It ________(8) okay. I gave it to Marvin. And he really needs it.” “Why?” “Well, every time I see him, he looks cold. He ________(9) always cold, actually. His parents cannot afford to buy him a jacket.” “Well, that ________(10) a very nice thing for you to do, dear. But now what are you going to do without a jacket?” “I don’t know. Maybe I’ll wear my old jacket for a little while.”